- 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 2.7" Fixed Screen
- ISO 100 - 6400
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 1280 x 720 video
- 26-130mm (F2.8-6.9) lens
- 103g - 94 x 54 x 18mm
- Announced January 2013
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Panasonic FH10 summary
Panasonic FH10 is Panasonic's Small Sensor Compact digital camera initially revealed on January of 2013. The camera includes a 16MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The FH10 is rated #110 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and over-all #957 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our collection. Please use our Advanced camera search to see camera ratings based on your personalized requirements.
The following is a chart of specific factors used in the rating system.
Panasonic FH10 history
The Panasonic FH10 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can view the full range underneath.
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Panasonic FH10 Gallery
You can check the FH10 from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Panasonic FH10 Pros and Cons
Below is a list of benefits and drawbacks of the Panasonic FH10 based on criterias which are normally regarded as necessary in a digital camera.
Panasonic FH10 Sensor specifications
The spec of the sensor in the Panasonic FH10 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels . The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization as the latter may produce cropping.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The CCD sensor boasts 16 megapixels and features a standard ISO range of 100 - 6400. Sadly, RAW files are not supported therefore the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath shows the FH10's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The FH10 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.9 and is shown in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Panasonic FH10 dimensions
Panasonic FH10 weighs 0.23 pounds (103 grams / 3.63 ounces) and features outer dimensions of 94mm x 54mm x 18mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.7"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams so the Panasonic FH10 is less heavy in comparison with various rivals.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Down below is a image of the Panasonic FH10 with a soft drink so you're able to have a sense of its scale.
The top view under will provide the button design on the FH10.
Panasonic FH10 Lens specifications
The FH10 has a built in lens and it has a focal range of 26-130mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which might not be significant but it will probably be handy in a few circumstances.
At the widest 26mm, the lens will have an aperture of f2.8 which is really slow and not good in low light conditions and you will likely find it difficult to capture a shallow depth of field. You might also need to raise the ISO which causes noisy photos. For the tele end, 130mm comes with f6.9 which is fairly slow and you will need to use slower shutter speeds.
Panasonic FH10 Connectivity
The FH10 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras which have NFC and Bluetooth connectivity are able to be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can transfer files and at times adjust settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.
Many applications even give a Liveview and release the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it can easily be hooked up to an external screen. Most cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack with the USB port.
Panasonic FH10 Video specifications
The highest possible video quality in the Panasonic FH10 is 1280 x 720 and it can shoot in Motion JPEG file format. 720p is low by today's requirements. You should really strive for a minimum 1080p quality for decent video. The camera does not offer a mic and headphone port which means that you have little control over your audio. It is perhaps a better idea to look at another model in case you need decent audio in your videos.
Panasonic FH10 Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing for the Panasonic FH10 so you need to be careful in wet or dusty conditions.
Panasonic FH10 Screen and Viewfinder
The Panasonic FH10 includes a 2.7 inch fixed screen supporting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Please note that the screen offers no touch support.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The ViewFinder specifications regarding Panasonic FH10 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be rather helpful during sunny outdoor conditions which might make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to view.
Panasonic FH10 Shutter specifications
Panasonic FH10 has the capability to shoot continuously at 1.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/1600 seconds.
Panasonic FH10 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Panasonic FH10 boasts only inbuilt flash lacking external flash support.
Panasonic FH10 Autofocusing specifications
Panasonic FH10 boasts just Contrast Detect Auto Focus and does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot snappier & accurate in comparison with Contrast Detect focusing.
It also comes with Tracking Auto Focus for moving things. Panasonic FH10 lacks manual focus. Manual focus is useful during low light scenarios or you need more precise control on focusing.
Panasonic FH10 Battery life
The battery life for the Panasonic FH10 is built to last for 260 photos as per the CIPA benchmarks making it similar to its competitors. The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has got the best (470) battery life within this type of cameras.
Underneath is a listing of Small Sensor Compact cameras that come with the best battery life:
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Panasonic FH10 for varying kinds of photography
The following illustration presents a outline of the Panasonic FH10 for varying kinds of photography. To look at more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
Panasonic FH10 as a Portrait photography camera
The Panasonic FH10 has a score of 30 which is terrible, meaning that it is not good for portrait photos. Shooting portraits leans heavily to sensor size, support for RAW photos plus the flexibility to use off-camera lighting.
Street photography with Panasonic FH10
Getting a nice points total of 64, the Panasonic FH10 is a respectable choice for street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
Panasonic FH10 Sports photography factors
A terrible sports photography rating of 41 indicates the Panasonic FH10 is not good for shooting sports. A camera really should have very good focusing plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with Panasonic FH10
Weight is really important when getting a travel camera. Over-all, the Panasonic FH10 gets a very good 69 as a travelling camera which is a fine option to take with you on your trips.
Landscape photography with Panasonic FH10
If you're planning to pick a camera for landscape photography, the biggest aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Panasonic FH10 with it's terrible grade of 39 as a landscape camera is not good in the current market.
Panasonic FH10 Vlogging highlights
A camera for vlogging ought to offer a articulating display, mic input and if possible IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Panasonic FH10 is not good as a vlog camera as it gets a terrible score of 31.
Panasonic FH10 Alternatives
If you are interested in replacements to the FH10, below is a collection of the highest scored cameras which fall in to the class of Small Sensor Compact.
The chart here offers you a summary of the FH10 versus it's highest scored competitors suggested above.
These are various other cameras you might take into account as alternative options. To look at a complete comparison, simply click the "compare" link.